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Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland (2017)

TV-14 | | Biography, Drama | TV Movie 29 May 2017
Searching for Neverland will reveal firsthand the devotion Michael Jackson had to his children, and the hidden drama that took place during the last two years of his life.

Director:

Dianne Houston

Writers:

Bill Whitfield (based on the book by), Elizabeth Hunter (teleplay by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chad L. Coleman ... Bill Whitfield
Sam Adegoke ... Javon Beard (as Samuel Adegoke)
Nondumiso Tembe ... Grace Rwaramba
Starletta DuPois ... Katherine Jackson
Richard Lawson ... Joe Jackson
Aidan Hanlon Smith Aidan Hanlon Smith ... Prince Jackson (as Aidan Smith)
Taegen Burns ... Paris Jackson
Michael Mourra ... Blanket Jackson
Holly Robinson Peete ... Raymone Bain
Navi ... Michael Jackson
A. Russell Andrews ... Davis
Isabella Hofmann ... Green
Brian Ibsen ... John Feldman
Vincent M. Ward ... Jeff Adams
Ken Colquitt ... Dr. Conrad Murray
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Storyline

Based on the best-selling book, Remember the Time: Protecting Michael Jackson in His Final Days, and told through the eyes of Jackson's trusted bodyguards, Bill Whitfield and Javon Beard. The movie will reveal firsthand the devotion Michael Jackson had to his children, and the hidden drama that took place during the last two years of his life. Written by Lifetime Network (USA)

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Biography | Drama

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Lifetime [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 May 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland See more »

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Trivia

As he is comforting his children, Michael sings Charlie Chaplin's "Smile" to them. He recorded his own cover of the song as part of his 1995 release "HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book 1". See more »

Goofs

During the interview it is mentioned that Michael Jackson owned the Beatles catalog. However by the time the flashback scenes were set Jackson didn't own the entire catalog. Half of the songs were sold to SONY in 1995 for about $100 million and in 2005 another part was sold so that SONY owned 75% of the rights. See more »

Quotes

Katherine Jackson: Bill, I need you to watch for my son and my grand babies.
Bill Whitfield: Yes, m'am.
Katherine Jackson: I know it's just a matter of time until Fox figure it out where they live.
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References Modern Times (1936) See more »

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Meh...
20 April 2018 | by brett-76260See all my reviews

Overall an average film at best. I think they left out all kinds of tidbits concerning the last few years of his life. Acting was fairly solid and the guy that played Michael was pretty good. Story could have been deeper though. Anyway would I recommend it? Meh... Take it or leave it.


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